Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I am so happy to report that my miniature painting titled Tatiana (2.5 x 3.5 inches, acrylic) won the Best Cat -Domestic or Wild award at the 39th Annual International Miniature Art Show hosted by Miniature Art Society of Florida. 

Tatiana was a beautiful Siberian tiger killed at a tragic incident at the San Francisco Zoo on the Christmas day, 2007. Provoked by three young men, she leaped and clawed out of her enclosure, then shot and killed by the police. She was only four years old.

The show exhibits over 800 exquisite miniature paintings from artists around the world. The show will be held at Dunedin Fine Art Center in Florida from January 19 through February 9, 2014. If you have a chance, go to the show. You will be amazed.

Monday, November 4, 2013

My Solo Show Has Just Started!


I am very excited to announce that my solo show has started today at Quarry Cove Art Gallery in Pacifica. Thanks to Karen (curator), Ann, Chuck, and Curt (my husband), arranging and hanging the artwork went very smooth. There are 12 miniatures and 35 larger paintings. All artworks are for sale and twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the local animal rescue group.


The reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm on November 16. If you will be passing by Pacifica, please join us at Quarry Cove Art Gallery, 225 Rockaway Beach Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044. The gallery hours are 9 am to 6 pm from Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes on December 30, 2013.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Best of Show

Title: Tiger Face
Size: 11" x 14"
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Stretched canvas

This painting won Best of Show in 2012 11th Annual Wildlife Juried Art Competition hosted by Irving Art Association! I received this great news a few days ago. It sure did make my day!!

I have been so busy with my work since June. I can't believe its already October. I wish I had some time to paint, but probably will have to wait until February next year.

Have a great Halloween, everyone!  

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Original Hunter ACEO

My Hunter
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic

I made a little altar for Hunter. This ACEO painting sits there with his commissioned feilties that was created by very talented artist Robin Andreae.

Since his passing, I have been speaking with animal communicators and reading books by Penelope Smith, a famous animal communicator, to learn to talk to my cats. The two animal communicators I spoke with told me that Hunter is coming back in a new body within this year!! That would make me so happy. I really hope so!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saddest Day of My Life



My precious Hunter passed away late night on May 12. It was day 31 since his Convenia shot. He had a bad reaction to this antibiotic and suffered terribly for one full month. It was not even necessary for him to get the shot because amoxicillin was working fine with his chronic cough. His doctor recommended Convenia without telling us anything about its possible side effects and danger.

According to Pfizer, a Convenia shot is effective for 14 days, but remains in the system for 65 days. Curt and I looked after him day and night, feeding and medicating him 5 times a day while researching the Internet which revealed that 5 to 6% of the cats, especially old cats, have a bad reaction to Convenia some of which are fatal. We needed to keep him going for 65 days. In spite of numerous visits to his vets, stay at an emergency hospital, multiple ultrasound, X-rays, blood tests, and placement of feeding tube, he could not make it. I'M SO SORRY HUNTER!

Rest in peace now. I will always love you forever.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Best in Show

Title: Soulmates
Size: 3 x 3 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia artboard

I am very happy to report that this little painting has won Best in Show at 2012 Spanish Moss Miniature Art Show hosted by Alabama Miniature Art Society.
The models are Benny (right) and Temmy (left). These two cats were literally soulmates. Temmy followed Benny everywhere. This award is especially precious to me because Benny passed on a little over a year ago at the age of 19. Temmy was very lonely for a while but she now seems to be getting closer to some of our other cats.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New Still Life Painting





Medium: Acrylic
Size: 5 x 5 inches
Support: Multimedia Artboard

This is my still life painting for the upcoming San Mateo County show in June. I mostly paint animals, but I enjoyed painting this Fuji apple. Hopefully this will win something at the show.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1st Place in Art in Miniature, FL

Title: Snow Leopard
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Illustration board

This miniature painting won the 1st place in "Art in Miniature" hosted by Art & Antique Studio Fine Art Gallery in Florida!
I entered three paintings: two new and this old one. I almost didn't enter this one because it is an old painting done in 2007. Now I'm glad that I did. :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another great news!!

Title: Angel Light
Size: 2.75 x 3.5 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Multimedia artboard

This miniature painting of our Cassie has won the 2nd place in Acrylic in the 36th Annual International Miniature Art Show hosted by MASF (Miniature Art Society of Florida). This is a very prestigious show for miniatures. I still can't believe it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Newbie Award in Cider Painters of America

Title: King of Sumatra
Size: 3 x 3 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Illustration board

This week, I received a phone call from Cider Painters of America saying that this tiger miniature has won the Newbie Award, awarded to the best new miniature painter, in the 2011 Cider Painters of America national miniature art show, Dallas PA.

I am so honored to win such a prestigious award!!
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